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School competition and teacher labor markets: Evidence from charter school entry in North Carolina

C. Kirabo Jackson;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2011
  • Publisher: National Bureau of Economic Research
I analyze changes in teacher turnover, hiring, effectiveness, and salaries at traditional public schools after the opening of a nearby charter school. While I find small effects on turnover overall, difficult to staff schools (low-income, high-minority share) hired fewer new teachers and experienced small declines in teacher quality. I also find evidence of a demand side response where schools increased teacher compensation to better retain quality teachers. The results are robust across a variety of alternate specifications to account for non-random charter entry.
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free text keywords: Economics and Econometrics, Finance, jel:I2, jel:I28, jel:J00, jel:J18, Demand side, Economics, Labour economics, Charter, Charter school, Teacher quality
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